The U.S. Department of Education took new steps in November to reinstate federal online learning regulations that have drawn the ire of many online learning institutions.


regulations-online-educationThe department announced on Nov. 20 that it is creating a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee to contemplate regulations for “state authorization for programs offered through distance education.”

The regulatory hoops institutions must jump through when serving students outside their states can already be numerous, but in 2010 the Department of Education released new regulations that linked state authorization to federal financial aid.

In June 2012,...

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